The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
Connor Barwin joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they talked about his first year in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly compared to Gary Kubiak, his thoughts on the Texans down year, the new hitting rules in the NFL and his new role in the Eagles defense.
Super Bowl Champion coach Jimmy Johnson joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they discussed what it takes to be a successful organization in the NFL, his thoughts on the Texans, the horrible NFC EAST and how he would teach his defensive players now with the new rules on hitting.
Riley Cooper, who left the Philadelphia Eagles for three days in training camp after a video of him making a racial slur surfaced on the Internet, got into a scuffle with Cary Williams at practice Thursday.
A new head coach, a new offense, a new team. Due to injuries to the team, wide receiver Damaris Johnson now has a new opportunity to step up to the spotlight.
The Texans and Eagles continue to swap players, this time for much needed depth to each squad, Monday afternoon. Houston traded wide receiver Jeff Maehl for offensive lineman Nate Menkin.
Did the Philadelphia Eagles offer Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin a head coaching job?